Addenbrooke's accident and emergency
Welcome to the emergency department
The Emergency Department (ED) at Addenbrooke's operates 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
When you arrive at the Emergency Department as a patient, after registration, you will be assessed by a nurse who will determine the nature of your illness or injury and how urgent it is for you to be seen.
The Emergency Department serves the local population of south Cambridgeshire as well as adjoining parts of Essex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire
How long you will have to wait will depend on the number of patients attending at the time and the complexity of their problems.
Tel: 01223 217118
Fax: 01223 217057
Where can you park if you're bringing a friend or relative to the ED
Before you come...
|Self-care – you may be able to treat minor illnesses or injuries such as sprains, strains, insect stings and cuts and grazes yourself|
|Calling NHS Direct - a nurse will give you confidential advice and information for round the clock health queries|
|Local pharmacist – can give advice for treating common illnesses and the best medicines to use|
|Visiting your GP - for medical advice, examinations or an illness or injury that require prescriptions|
|NHS walk-in centre - for treating minor illnesses and injuries that do not require an ED visit and without needing an appointment|
|A&E or 999|
Please consider an alternative to ED for minor injuries and illnesses. This will allow ED staff to look after people with serious or life-threatening conditions.